Read I Built a Mid-Century Modern Nightstand (
When I was tasked with making a  31" tall nightstand for my mother-in-law that would fit in a 9" wide space next to her bed and provide drawers and a shelf. I decided to use the opportunity to try a furniture style I haven't tried before: mid-century modern. From what I can tell, "mid-century modern" basically means it can look however you want, but the legs MUST be tapered and they MUST be splayed at

An interesting definition of mid-century modern here.